2014 1st Quarter Newsletter

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3 Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.  Next meetings: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17 4/21 @ 7:30 pm.  Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Tickets will be available for the next gun raffle at the January 20 meeting
  • See Jim Bugenhagen @ the club if you have tickets to return or need tickets in the future.
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets.
  • This should be an easy fund raiser but we need more club participation in selling all 500 tickets.


Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com and sent to Joe Jemiolo.

What's happening @ your club?

The Shot Heard Throughout NYS

Our Club will be participating and The Shot Heard Throughout New York State at 12 noon at our club on Saturday, January 11 – see details at the end of the Newsletter.

Mark your calendar

Our Annual Installation Dinner and Chinese Auction will be held January 18, 2014. Please see Jim Bugenhagen for tickets. A nominal fee of $10 per person will cover your dinner and drinks.


Were due in October. If you haven’t received your invoice or paid you dues please contact Joe Jemiolo at 337-2782.

Trap League

In case you missed Ernie’s Trap report at the December meeting, here is a recap:  Trap shooting ended for the year at BVCS in October with the exception of the WNY Winter Trap League which shot a BVCS Nov.24 & Dec 1.

During the 2013 shooting year, we ran 3 leagues; Spring trap, summer doubles & fall trap. The 2014 schedule should read about the same, with the Spring League stating on Sun., March 16.

Over the course of the shooting season, it takes a lot of man hours to do what gets done, especially for the 2 days the WNY League shot at our facilities. During these 2 days we served over 80 squads of shooters, throwing approx. 10,000 targets. I would like to thank all of the helpers; John Mentlewski; our league score keeper, Dave Gwynne, Dave Bortel, Dave Karb, Dave Smith, Dan Kaszubowski, Bob Schneider, Lynn Burgess & Joe Simmeth. Also, anyone else that contributed any other help to trap. No matter how small or large a job done, it was well appreciated.

The 4-H crew made life a little easier with the great job the kids did in the kitchen for the 2 day shoot.  Food was good & served in a timely manner & the facility cleaned, not only the food area, but the whole of the building that was used. It is hoped with the donation by the Trap Committee of the foodstuffs prepared by the 4-Hers, their cause was helped. Once again --GREAT JOB!!!

Thank you Jim Buggenhagen for your support & help over the year.  For the 2013 season trap took in $6,724.00, inclusive of the $1406.00 taken in for the 2 day shoot.  Again a job well done! I look forward to seeing the old & hopefully some new shooters & helpers this coming spring.

Trap Chairman; Ernest P. Mill


The winter pistol league starts January 30th. Please see Cliff’s schedule at the end of the Newsletter.

Suburban Pistol

Finishes on February 19 .

Open Shooting

Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Bring a friend.  Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.

Air Pistol

We’ll be shooting Air Pistol on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7pm. The cost is $4 per night, $5.50 if you would like to purchase pellets. If you would like to try Air Pistol and don’t have equipmentor have questions call Jerry and Betty Dobson at 867-4814. It’s a lot of fun, good practice, and a pistol permit is not required. Air Pistol schedule is posted at the end of the Newsletter.

Young Guns

Meetings have resumed on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Young Guns has grown by leaps and bounds....it is closed to new membership for the rest of this year, but we will start a first come, first serve waiting list. We are always looking for more instructors. To become a 4-H certified instructor, you are required to attend a camp (usually the first weekend in June). Cost is $75, but Boston Valley Young Guns will pay the fee. Anyone interested, please call Howard @ 649-3432.

Sporter Rifle

Will resume in late February or early March on Wednesday evenings when Suburban Pistol is over.  Contact Scott Klubek 649-9810 for more information.

Free Pistol

We are currently not running an official Free Pistol League.


We try to keep the website as current as possible. Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. https://bostonvalleycs.com


The next Newsletter is due out in early ApriI. Information that a member or chairperson wishes to be included in the quarterly newsletter should be emailed to Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56@gmail.com by April 5.  Emails needed for the newsletter – If you wish to receive the newsletter via email please send your email address to rosiek56@gmail.com to be added to the list of contacts. Copies of the current newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

The Shot Heard throughout New York State

""Embattled"" farmers met at Concord Bridge to confront British regulars who had marched from Boston in the dark of night, in order to seize their firearms.  There, they fired ""The Shot Heard Round the World"".  Patriots in Concord, New York will fire a symbolic shot at 12 noon, January 11th, 2014, to protest the 1st anniversary of the NYS ""Safe Act"" passed in the dark of night.  The SFSC is urging gun owners throughout New York State to fire their symbolic shot at 12 noon too.  All gun owners, hunters and shooters will fire in a legal, safe manner.

The Springville Field and Stream Club (SFSC), Springville New York is urging all sportsman's clubs in the state to spread the word about The Shot Heard throughout New York State.  We are asking sportmans's clubs e-mail the Springville Field and Stream Club with what they are doing to support this 2nd Amendment issue.  SFS Club's e-mail contact addresses are: rkaz800 [at] live.com or rblturtle [at] verizon.net or larry_1 [at] roadrunner.com.  Remember to fire your shot in a legal and safe manner.